Great Bend Regional Hospital began using the latest generation, highest-resolution magnetic resonance imaging scanner available. The Achieva 1.5T system from Philips Healthcare, which is used for MRI scans, offers some of the clearest images available, it also features many patient-friendly features that make getting an MRI a more positive experience. In particular, the Achieva 1.5T system can perform whole body MR scan more quickly, reducing exam times. The industry leading design of the 1.5T system is also less intimidating and less claustrophobic than other MR machines, contributing to patient acceptance.
PRATT - Leading 31-25 at halftime, the Barton Community College Lady Cougars looked set to pounce on Jayhawk West win No. 3.
PRATT - Barton Community College's Al Key recorded his fourth double-double of the season in leading the Cougars past Pratt on Saturday night.
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - The music blared in the Baltimore Ravens locker room Saturday as the players threw their football gear into black duffel bags lying in front of their cubicles.
WICHITA - Once Wichita State got rolling, Bradley was no match for the 20th-ranked Shockers.
PRATT - In a low-scoring affair, the St. John-Hudson High School girls' basketball team lost their first game of the season on Saturday night.
HOISINGTON - With an 87.5-point advantage over second-place Cimarron High School, the Hoisington Cardinals wrestling team won the Cardinal Classic on Friday.
PRATT - A 29-15 lead after the first half was all St. John-Hudson High School's girls' basketball team needed to beat Maize South 43-30 in a semifinal game of the Pratt Girls' Tournament of Champions on Friday night.
Great Bend Middle School students are kicking bullying to the curb – in a positive way.
WASHINGTON - An acrobatic tip-in from a player who has scored all of 49 points in three seasons at Georgetown has put No. 5 Louisville into must-win mode.
LAWRENCE - Jeff Withey made life miserable for Oklahoma in just about every way possible.
PHILADELPHIA - Ryan Arcidiacono took the inbounds, heaved the ball, and ducked.
HONOLULU - Adrian Peterson signed and tossed miniature footballs into the Aloha Stadium stands, then chatted up Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson and Marcus Allen. Arian Foster played Peyton Manning's bodyguard for stadium cameras and told fans he recently walked on hot lava.
AMES, Iowa - The worst week of Kansas State's season is over.
HOISINGTON - Justin Eugene Heggemeier, 35, died Jan. 22 at his home in Hoisington. Born Aug. 20, 1977 at Great Bend, he was the son of Ronald R. and Rhonda S. (Clarke) Heggemeier.
NFL games have begun for 2015.
The Kansas City Chiefs signaled they have no intention of parting ways with Justin Houston on Monday, moving swiftly to place the franchise tag on their All-Pro pass rusher.
SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) - For decades, the Kansas City Royals headed to spring training full of uncertainty.
The March meeting of the Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10, at the Kansas Wetlands Education Center. Recently launched, Cheyenne Bottoms Naturalists provides monthly opportunities for adults and interested teens to learn more about the natural world, participate in research opportunities and enjoy hands-on activities. Programs are free and open to the public.
Parents are invited to bring their children to the Great Bend Activity Center, 2715 18th St., to use the Imagination Playground. The playground will be set up from 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesday and again from 6:30-7:30 Wednesday evening.
HAYS - It often is no surprise to cancer patients when they hear radiation treatments will take nine weeks.
Holste & Bowers LLC, a locally owned accounting firm in Great Bend, announced the addition of Colleen Burton to the professional staff. Burton brings more than 26 years of experience in accounting and business administration.
February 2015 convictions and fines
Great Bend Fire/EMS
The Great Bend Cemetery staff is preparing for spring clean-up and is asking residents to remove fall flowers by Suday. On Monday staff will have them all collected and either trash them or donate what's usable to the church group that rebuilds them.
ELLINWOOD - Maggie Ann (Diebert) Brown, 82, died March 1, at her home in Ellinwood of pancreatic cancer. Born April 7, 1932, near Hoxie, she was the daughter of Julius Edwin and Fairy Fay (Barr) Deibert. On June 5, 1949, she married Earl Robert Brown. He died in 1997. She was a homemaker and worked as a housekeeper and as a cook at the Alcove Club.
Wanda Jo Simmons, 62, died March 1 at Great Bend Regional Hospital. Born Oct. 10, 1952 in Casper, Wyo., she was the daughter of Daisy P. Fortna. Wanda graduated high school in Lenwood, Wash., and then later joined the Army where she served six years followed by six more years in the Army Reserve. An Ellinwood resident since 1982, Wanda married husband Francis Simmons on June 21, 1983 in Ellinwood. Wanda worked at Sterling House in Hutchinson as a CMA and was an avid reader who enjoyed nature and being outdoors.
LEOTI - Frances Marie Thurston, 98, passed away on Feb. 21, at Wichita County Health Center LTCU in Leoti. Born Jan. 7, 1917, in Tribune, she was the daughter of Harold and Marjorie Hoopes Smith. On Jan. 4, 1940, she married Harry Thurston in Tribune. He passed away on Oct. 1, 1989, in Tribune, Kansas. A lifetime resident of Western Kansas, she was a homemaker and a retired Avon representative for over 32 years.
KBCA basketball rankings
The Barton Community College softball team tasted defeat for the first time this season. Its response? A 19-4 win.